Warning, this is going to be long!!!!
So DS has never been the best sleeper, until about 15 months he was waking up every 2-3 hours at night and has only slept through the night a few times now at 18 months. It has pretty much always been a struggle to actually get him to sleep, takes around half an hour but can take up to an hour. At first I used to feed to sleep, then he needed to be rocked and now I felt we were finally making some progress as he just needed me to lie there next to him.
But for the past week or so it has become extremely hard! He needs me to cuddle him to sleep, with my face against his face, or he has to hold onto my singlet straps or sleeves.
Last night was the worst, we had a long day, went from one christmas thing to another and he was pretty tired by the end of it so we left early to get him to bed, it didn't take very long to get him to sleep, but around 3am he woke up and was just crying hysterically, clinging on to me and it went on for two hours!! He had his head on my chest and was holding on to my singlet and every time I thought he was asleep and I tried to move, he started screaming again. So after about an hour into it I thought he might be in pain so gave him panadol and then DP came and tried to help and after an hour of the same chaos he finally went back to sleep.
I'm about 31 weeks pregnant and just completely exhausted, both physically and mentally! I don't know why he would act like this, it's like his scared of me leaving or something. But we cosleep, I'm a SAHM, he's never even been babysat by anyone. I'm with him 24/7. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be?
Oh and please no suggestions of cc,cio or anything like that, not my cup of tea!
And thank you if you read through all of that!